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Riverside Cafe & Lodge

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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3 Tarbert Street, Alexandra 9340, New Zealand
+64 3-448 5252
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Clyde, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Had seafood chowder that the thickening was lumpy and had to take the shrimps out of it as they were hard as a rock!! The blue cod was enjoyable but had too much batter.The atmosphere was good and the lady serving was nice and very helpful.

Thank Waldronshirley
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

4 of us had a delightful lunch & enjoyed good food & great service from Melissa. Well worth the stop. I highly recommend the seafood chowder & the Chardonnay.

Thank Neil and Bo M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We arrived at the hotel just before the kitchen closed. We had excellent beef burgers and the best chips I've tasted for a long time. Crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.

Thank Anne B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Just started on the Otago Rail Trail and after a few hard ks following the Clutha river we were tired and HOT. Just wanted a cold drink and walked into a beautiful café which included original art work plus a Peter McIntyre, wow. Very efficient manager, damn it I didn't get her name sorry about that, very happy to help... More 

Thank 384john
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Four of us enjoyed our meals with great service from Sonia and Pete the chef Will be back next time we are in Central Otago

Thank Derryrj
Dunedin, New Zealand
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We were passing through at 5.30pm and very hungry. They don't open till 6pm for dinner but welcomed us in and served us yummy pizzas and a burger, all nicely made and satisfying.

Thank lrnz7
Christchurch, New Zealand
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

5 of us had lunch here and we all enjoyed the food we ordered. The beef burgers were excellent - fresh and well balanced ingredients. Toasted sandwiches and chicken salad were good too. Fast and friendly service.

Thank Andrea R
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Visited on Boxing Day, highly recomended,very good food, good servings at a good price. Not fancy food art, just a good feed. All full. Staff very good, and while we had a wait due to a sudden rush they generously well made up for it, and we're on holiday anyway. A little bit hidden down the end of a hotel,... More 

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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

We made a pit stop in Alexandra & tried out the local speciality of lamb & pork ribs. The lamb was soft & well done. The pork ribs were bountiful & finger licking delicious!

Thank Edwin A
Dolphin Point, NSW
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83 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

A fantastic way to spend the morning. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the home made treats while sipping on a nice refreshing cup of tea, coffee or what ever your desire.

Thank Brett S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 19
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Tarbert Street, Alexandra 9340, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Alexandra
  • Phone Number: +64 3-448 5252
Friendly relaxed atmosphere. A sumptuous menu to satisfy any appetite. Families welcome, lovely indoor, outdoor dining. Open seven days 10.30am til 2pm, and from 6pm til close. Ample parking and great coffee. Close to Central Otago Rail Trail and walking tracks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?